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ribbon Finalist from the Florida Springfest 2000 Recipe Contest
Three finalists for each category prepared their dishes at the "Red, White and Blues" challenge in Pensacola in mid-April. Judging took place at Pensacola Junior College by a panel of local chefs and celebrities.
This recipe won
The Most Outstanding Dish!

Baked Sweet Peppers
with Tomato Anchovy Sauce

This is a great accompaniment to thinly sliced roast beef
and crusty bread.
sweet peppers

6 sweet bell peppers
olive oil
4 large ripe tomatoes

sliced garlic
fresh basil
can anchovies with capers
hot pepper flakes (optional)

Wash and slice 6 sweet bell peppers and put on a foil lined cookie sheet (with an edge). Drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper and bake 20 minutes in a 350 degree oven, stir peppers and bake an additional 20 minutes. While peppers are baking, cut up four large ripe tomatoes. In a frying pan, saute sliced garlic in olive oil, add tomatoes, torn basil, salt, pepper and simmer for 15 minutes. Add approximately four anchovies with caper, (about can) to tomato mixture the last 5 minutes of simmering. The anchovies will dissolve into the sauce. When peppers are baked, put in dish and layer the tomato mixture over the peppers. Hot pepper flakes are optional.